Chicago's Controversial New Police Program Prompts Fears Of Racial Profiling


A controversial new policing strategy being touted by Chicago’s top cop for helping reduce gang violence is raising questions over its possible racist implications.
On Tuesday, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy held a news conference to discuss his department’s pilot program which, as McCarthy describes it, involves officers visiting the homes of individuals they identify as likely victims or perpetrators of crime almost immediately on the heels of violence erupting in their neighborhoods.
Those visited by officers as part of the program, which has been deployed so far in six predominantly black police districts on the city’s West and South Sides, are offered social services such as job training to help them avoid a life of crime, McCarthy said Tuesday, according to NBC Chicago.
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